Did you install the correct resistor at R21? It should be 1K ohms, but there is a mistake in the assembly manual on the Hendricks website that gives the color code for 100 ohms instead (brown black brown). This made my receiver deaf!
Hey Joe!I finally got around to checking R21 on my BITX20A
and it IS the wrong value!
While its receiver is
not "deaf" by any means, I am looking forward to
seeing the amount of improvement the correct
It is getting late, and I like to spend Saturday Night
with the XYL, so we will see what tomorrow brings
when I dig through my junk box for a 100 ohm resistor.
Thanks again for bringing the R21 errata to my
attention. I can't wait to check out the new part!
I will post the results here.
I also just ordered a spiffy Ten Tec enclosure to
accommodate the "Board & Parts Only" BITX I bought
plus the added Mods and extra devices I am building into
it. (Yes, at the very beginning of the Hendricks BITX offering,
he DID offer the kits as "board and parts only". Bummer
that they changed it.
73, Ken AD6KA